The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most desirable real estate markets in the world, and I understand that navigating the property buying process can seem challenging. However, with my expertise and breadth of knowledge, you are in trusted hands. I will guide and advise you during every step of the buying process to help you find the perfect home that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.
Before you start
1. What is your price range?
2. What type of property are you looking for? (single-family home, condo, TIC) 3. Do you have any preferred neighborhoods?
4. Do you have pets?
5. Do you have children?
6. Is proximity to public transportation an important factor?
7. What amenities are most important to you? (parking, yard, etc.)
How to Buy a Home:
Reach out to Mike, define your priorities and time-frame. He will work as your advocate and trusted advisor to help guide your search.
Before beginning your search, your first step is to get pre-approved for
a mortgage loan (unless you will be paying in cash for the full price of your home). Mike can connect you to a mortgage advisor. Based on your income and credit history, the mortgage advisor will determine how much a bank will lend you, which will help you determine the price range for your search.
Identify Property and Review Disclosure Package
Once you have selected a property, you are ready to write an offer. Mike is well versed in the local Realtor contracts and terms as well as disclosure obligations by the seller.
Write an Offer
Your offer is an agreement to pay a certain price for the home. If your offer is lower than the seller is expecting, the seller will likely return with a “counter offer”, which you can choose to accept, reject, or counter. Mike will advise on pricing throughout the process.
Final Walk- Through with Mike
A final walk-through ensures that the property's condition hasn't changed since your last visit and that the terms of your contract will be met.
you are now a home owner!
Attend viewings and open houses spanning a range of areas and property types. Now is the time to consider your ideal location and amenities. Ask Mike about Compass Coming Soon and off- market opportunities
During the escrow process you will have an opportunity to inspect
the property, review homeowner’s association documents. Select home insurance coverage and submit to escrow. Remove contingencies.